Unsuk Chin (1961)

Alice in Wonderland (2004 -2007)

opera in eight scenes


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2004 - 2007
    • Duration : 2 h
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      David Henry Hwang et Unsuk Chin, d'après Alice in Wonderland et Through the Looking Glass de Lewis Carroll.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 3 solo sopranos, solo mezzo-soprano, solo countertenor, 2 solo tenors, 2 solo bass voices
  • mixed choir à 40 voix [à 60] , children's choir à 20 voix
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo, 1 alto flute), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), bass clarinet [sur la scène] , 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 4 percussionists, timpani, harp, accordion, mandolin, piano (also celesta, harpsichord), electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer [sampler] , 10 violins, 8 second violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 30 June 2007
    Location :

    Allemagne, Munich, Bayerische Staatsoper


    Performers :

    Achim Freyer : mise en scène, Bayerische Staatsoper, direction : Kent Nagano, Sally Matthews : Alice, Piia Komsi : Cat, Dietrich Henschel : Mad Hatter, Andrew Watts : White Rabbit/March Hare, Dame Gwyneth Jones : Queen.

Observations

DVD : Sally Matthews, Piia Komsi, Dietrich Henschel, Andrew Watts, Gwyneth Jones Achim Freyer : mise en scène, Ellen Fellmann : direction vidéo, Bayerisches Staatsoper et Staatsorchester, direction : Kent Nagano, Unitel A05016472.